In recent years, many victims of IT security incidents have filed data breach lawsuits. When are companies being held accountable after data is stolen?
While many data breach lawsuits have been thrown out because the victims couldn’t show they suffered any actual harm, there have been some recent cases that were allowed to move forward.
So far, courts have been reluctant to penalize companies who suffer data breaches in cases where no customers can show they were the victims of identity theft. But that could be changing, if this recent lawsuit is any indication.
Though many different types of people have become victims of online security attacks, there are some groups you’d think would be better at protecting their personal information. But a recent study shows IT professionals and even hackers themselves are also prone to mistakes.
We reported recently on proposed laws that aim to protect consumers’ data. Would those proposals do any good? Some evidence says no.
Many folks already had big concerns about their privacy on Facebook, but a change in policy could increase the risk.
One big company just learned the hard way: Often, the biggest security threat an organization faces is its own employees.